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Mars defends artificial dyes and says natural switch 'won't happen overnight'

Mars says it is exploring natural alternatives but sees no safety concerns with artificial colors and flavors.

Probe launched

Commission fears Cargill’s ADM chocolate buy could lead to price hikes

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Cargill’s proposed acquisition of ADM’s industrial chocolate business amid concerns it could lead to price increases.

Crunch time for Cargill with perfect acoustic formula for gum

Cargill has developed an acoustic testing formula that it claims will help manufacturers maximize crunchiness in gum coatings.

Barry Callebaut wins patent for reduced fat chocolate

The Barry Callebaut Group has won a patent to make reduced fat chocolate to help consumers cut calories. 

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Hershey in non-GMO and no high fructose corn syrup pledge
Clear label pledge

Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kisses to go non-GM

Hershey intends to remove genetically-modified ingredients from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses by the end of the...

Yowie wins Walmart and Safeway listings

Yowie wins listings at major US supermarkets

Toy-filled confectionery brand Yowie has secured US distribution in nationwide Walmart and Safeway stores.

Nestlé will remove artificial flavors in all of Europe

Nestlé to dump artificial flavors in Europe, but tightlipped on price hikes

Nestlé says it will remove artificial flavors in confectionery across Europe, but refuses to confirm whether it...

Is Mars bar fairtrade? Mars in UK cocoa sourcing deal

Mars bar goes Fairtrade in UK under new sourcing program

Mars bars in the UK and Ireland will use Fairtrade cocoa under the certification body’s new Cocoa...

Mondelēz and Cargill enter sustainable cocoa partnership

Mondelēz and Cargill join forces on sustainable cocoa

Cargill has formed a partnership to support Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life program.

Mondelēz Marvellous Creations range goes global
Candy at CAGNY

Mondelēz to go global with Marvellous Creations range

Mondelēz International plans to roll out its Marvellous Creations range across the world and says the platform...

Mondelēz acquisition shopping in emerging markets
Candy at CAGNY

‘We’ll continue to seek tack-on acquisitions’: Mondelēz to shop in emerging markets

Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s...

Lactose-free chocolate growth opportunities, says Chocozero

Chocozero aims to counter ‘tasteless’ lactose-free chocolate segment

A Swiss company has introduced lactose-free chocolate Chocozero, which it claims will help manufacturers offer a better...

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